Game Reviews

NBA Live 16 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun basketball sim fouled by bugs, gameplay flaws.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
FIFA 16 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Madden NFL 16 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
One of the better Madden offerings in years.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Apotheon Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 15+
LEARNING
Modern Clash of Titans has alluring art, challenging play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
Monopoly Family Fun Pack Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun version of the iconic board game -- with extra modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
Never Alone (Kisima Innitchuna) Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Violent, beautiful Native tale with young, strong heroine.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
FIFA 15 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer sim with advanced graphics, physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
The Last Tinker: City of Colors Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Provocative third-person adventure fights bigotry, hatred.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
An educational, emotional exploration of World War I.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Tropico 5 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 15+
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
Transistor Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Cryptic story hinders cyberpunk RPG.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)
Stick It to the Man Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Funny, bizarre adventure appeals to teen cynics and beyond.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Enhanced version of mature, violent adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
Killzone: Shadow Fall Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Visually striking but very violent first-person shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2013)
Call of Duty: Ghosts Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Bloody, frenetic combat makes this shooter for adults only.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Rich, epic, historical action game with very mature themes.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
FIFA 14 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Not too different from last year, but a stellar soccer sim.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)